The Mazda MX-5 Miata (known as Eunos Roadster in Japan) appeared in 1989 as Mazda’s first open 2-seater. The compact body housed an inline 4-cylinder DOHC B6-ZE engine that produced 118hp at 6,500 rpm and 101.2 lb-ft of torque.
In 1993, it was upgraded to a 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder DOHC BP-ZE engine. The car then evolved into the smoother-engined 1800 series 2 in 1996. The suspension is 4 wheel double-wishbone, and brakes are discs on all wheels, with Torsen LSD also fitted as standard.
The MX-5 roadster has several variations. With low power of 128hp, it is not exactly high-performance, but it drives like a thoroughbred sports car. It has great maneuverability and allows you to savor all the pleasure of driving. It can be enjoyed by anyone from a beginner to a veteran.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata proves that it takes more than specifications to make a sports car.